President Trump seemed surprised by the backlash he received when he mentioned rolling back the coronavirus task force, which includes Dr. Anthony Fauci and Dr. Deborah Birx, both pillars of solace for many during these uncertain times. Chris Cillizza explains how the coronavirus task force came to be, and why their popularity may be the reason Trump wanted to get rid of them.
SOURCES AND FURTHER READING:
Dr. Anthony Fauci’s career under 6 US presidents
Deborah L. Birx, M.D.
Trump Says He Didn’t Know How ‘Popular’ Coronavirus Task Force Is
Statement from the Press Secretary Regarding the President’s Coronavirus Task Force
Trump puts Pence in charge of US coronavirus response
From cupcakes to candles, you can now find Dr. Anthony Fauci’s face on everything
Dr. Birx’s Scarves Are the Surprise Hit of Coronavirus Briefings
Of course you’ve noticed Deborah Birx’s style. That’s why it’s so reassuring.
NBC News/Wall Street Journal Survey
For Dr. Deborah Birx, Urging Calm Has Come With Heavy Criticism
Trump retweets call to fire Fauci amid coronavirus criticism
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